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in 3 minutes. >> nsa leaker edward snowden granted temporary asylum today. how long he will be able to stay in russia. the one important decision students make that may determine their success in college. >>> complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >>> back now live to frank ogawa plaza in downtown oakland at 14 14th and broadway where the bart rally continues to grow in support of union workers for bart. they could go on strike sunday night if they can't reach an agreement. the two sides did talk today but still no deal. news chopper 2 is live over the crowd right now. you can see it continues to grow. probably in the neighborhood of 200, maybe more people on hand right now. ktvu's paul chambers is also at the rally. paul? >> reporter: i would say 3-400 people right now. i have a better view from the ground. there are people talking. there are tons of different unions out here. you have longshoreman, nurses. they say they are standing united for a fair contract. bart people say it is not about wages and benefits, it is about saf
. >>> britain's newspaper published more documents reveal the extent of the nsa surveillance program. edward snowden provided the documents. they show computer screen shots of the searches analysts perform. the nsa collected 42 billion records in a month in 2012. and stored the data on 700 servers at 150 sites around the world. >>> now at 6:00 p.m. a look at the steel pieces being made to fix the eastern span of the bay bridge. >> negotiations are underway but commuters are beginning to talk about plans in the event of a bart strike. >> could there be a new victim of the zodiac killer? why investigators think the zodiac killer may be linked to a cold case in lake tahoe. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >>> good evening. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> the solution to fixing the eastern span of the bay bridge now depends on steel saddles. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar got a look at how vitethal pieces are and how they are be dag vital the pieces are and how they are being made. >> the bolts can't h
america safe. karen was with group of demonstrators that say the nsa need to be reined in. >> >> reporter: a live lie group calling on local leaders to do more to protect the privacy of american citizens. >>> dangers to democracy are too great >> reporter: daniel exposed pentagon capers four decades ago, shedding light on america's policies in vietnam. he told a crowd of roughly 300 he identified strongly with edward snowden and manning. >> in the case of manning myself, we wanted to make people aware of the wars. ongoing war and hopelessness of it. in snowden's case, he was looking at violations of the constitution that are getting much debate and would never have done so without snowden's actions. >> reporter: this rally, organized by restore the force too many aim at the surveillance programs. supporters of them say it protects americans. >> you need to have a warrant, the warrant needs to have probable cause. you need to describe specific persons and things to be searched. you are what we have been learning about, the surveillance, follows none of these rules. >> reporter: this woman,
that is a good word for him. >> a former head of the nsa added to the storm of criticism against edward snowden today recording the nsa. he was unsure president obama could increase transparency saying some steps that will make americaens more comfortable will -- americans more comfortable will make them less safe. >>> president obama played golf this morning on martha's vineyard. the president and his family are staying on martha's vineyard till august 18. he will have no public appearances but receives daily briefing. >>> u.s. attorney general eric holder ilappear in san francisco tomorrow -- will aspear in san francisco tomorrow at the -- will aspear in san francisco tomorrow -- will appear in san francisco tomorrow morning at the american bar association. former secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to appear at the same meet -- same meeting tomorrow. >>> boat owners have a few days left to remove their boats because of low water levels. boats are usually pulled between october and december 1 when water is released for flood control but this year a lack of rain and snow melt conspi
in the decision to cancel the meeting was russia granting asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. the president still plans to attend the summit next month. >>> the feeling was that the secretary, having continued conversations with the foreign minister, and of course defense secretary chuck hagel having continued conversations, would be the appropriate next step. >> the russian news agency quotes president putin saying that the u.s.'s decision to cancel is evidence that the u.s. is not ready to build relations with russia. >>> tonight's drawing is the third-largest jackpot in the history of the game, at $425 million. despite the long odds of winning, people in the south bay are heading to one particular convenience store to buy their tickets. >> give me $5. >> winning numbers, right here. >> reporter: sure. that's what everybody is hoping. >> ha ha! >> reporter: customers at this 7-eleven are among the dreamers today, in hopes of winning the $425 million jackpot. they have a one in 175 million chance of hitting it. they hope coming to this convenience store will bring them luck. in may, someone won
. they found that the national security agency mistakenly collected the e-mails. one judge criticized the nsa for collecting more data than was legally allowed and for waiting to acknowledge its mistake. >>> facebook founder mark zuckerberg is leading a big effort to get more of the world's seven billion people online. members include facebook, samsung and qualcomm. the goal is to develop cheaper smartphones and less data- hungry applications. mark zuckerberg admits it's a challenge but says that it should be available to everyone. >>> how california inspects its school buses. >>> also, graduating but not prepared. the shocking number of california students who aren't ready after high school. what teachers, though, plan to do about it. >>> and giving an answer. what the white house said today about the president's plan to change marijuana laws. looks like you started to make something. ♪ oh, a green! ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] cheerios. with flavors your heart will love. ♪ find your favorite cheerios flavors. available at target. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver.
the national security agency of spying on americans. today published quotes from the document that say the nsa decoded the internal video system at the un. says the decrypting allowed the usa to see hundreds of confidential conversations. >>> on the internet is up for debate. the legislation would outlaw the posting of exnude lovers as revenge. the state senate already passed the bill with one dissenting vote. >>> time for us to talk about our bay area forecast. pretty nice out there. let's talk to mark. >> a few minor changes. remember yesterday we are concerned with a few showers today. but it ended up being a nice day. into the mid to upper 80s. right now some clouds, we'll zoom in closer, and for san francisco some impressive low cloud formations pushing back into the bay earlier today. but lots of sunshine inland and temperatures are mild. san francisco 65 degrees and santa rose a in the upper 70s. as far as wind speeds, look at this, the winds out of the west in fair field, 22 miles per hour and winds out of the northwest in oak lands at the airport, 15 miles per hour. sfo winds 18 and s
service shut down in the wake of the edward snowden nsa leak. it was reportedly used by snowden. the e-mail provider announced it's immediately ending service, citing concerns about secret government court orders. today, other secure e-mail service provider said its following the lead as a protective measure. >>> the u.s. postal service said that deep cost-cutting measures helped it trim losses by millions and that the red ink is still substantial. the officials reported the $740 million loss in the quarter which ended june 30th, compared to over 5 billion in losses during the same time last year. the postal service said it's cut service and work hours, consolidated facilities and trimmed workers cut costs, this year's losses are up to nearly $4 billion. night is the annual perseid meteor sower is -- shower is about to light up the night sky. the event is known as the best shooting star show of the year. shooting stars are darting across the night ski, but activity is expected to peak on sunday and monday with as many as 70 meteors an hour streaming across the sky. if it's dark in the
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